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Subject: Curse effect on monsters - It's shared, isn't it? rss

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Erik Burigo
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I can't infer anything different from the rules; but I thought to ask it anyway in case I'm missing something huge.

If a player applies a CURSE effect on a monster, the CURSE card goes to the collective monsters' attack modifier deck, right? This means that cursing a monster may cause a different monster to miss later.

It's not a problem for me, but the doubt came to my mind because of this apparent theme discrepancy.

Anyway, can't wait for that gargantuan box to come home. ^_^
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Achim Zien
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That is how I understood the rule book. Also, there is no other place to go for the curse, right?

You could put it on the monster sleeve thingy and then, when you draw modifiers for this exact monster, shuffle it in and sift through the deck and remove it afterwards. Which, like … no, not gonna happen.
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You are correct. Curse and bless are effectively shared between the monsters. There wasn't really any other (realistic) way to do it.
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Think of it in a communal sense. A single skellington is "cursed," but said skellington is just a curse-bearing-conduit for all respective skellingtons, leading to all skellingtons being cursed.

Skellingtons--destined for a cursed unlife.

Also, that nasty Grue and Bandit Lord who hang out with the skellingtons... well, misery loves company--they're cursed now, too.
 
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Or you just dropped a curse-bomb with splash damage
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Or maybe the cursed creature stumbles into another monster and causes them to miss.
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Well, the curse is a spell and its target is specified by a vocal component of the spell. People often generalize their spoken statements and the often uneducated heroes do not have discipline to specify the target properly.

So instead of "Curse on you b***y f***g skeleton number five from the second floor of the Gloomhaven abandoned mines!" they often shorten it to "Curse on you b***y f***g skeletons!".

That way they affect all the poor innocent skeletons in the universe making them vulnerable to the odds of the cruel world. Sad but true.
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mrakomor wrote:
Well, the curse is a spell and its target is specified by a vocal component of the spell. People often generalize their spoken statements and the often uneducated heroes do not have discipline to specify the target properly.

So instead of "Curse on you b***y f***g skeleton number five from the second floor of the Gloomhaven abandoned mines!" they often shorten it to "Curse on you b***y f***g skeletons!".

That way they affect all the poor innocent skeletons in the universe making them vulnerable to the odds of the cruel world. Sad but true.

Spoiler alert: don't be a skeleton.
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